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Gamification Isn’t About “Slapping Badges on Everything”

ORLANDO – Barry Kirk, Senior Director Digital Strategy, for Bunchball, told attendees at the 6th annual Loyalty Expo that too many loyalty programs …

Gamification for Blogs: How to Create and Direct Reader Engagement

If you read the whole of this blog post, I’ll give you a gold star.<p>How do you feel about that?<p>Happy? Bemused? Maybe a bit annoyed – gold stars and …

The gamification of a career - Gamified UK - #Gamification Expert

A fair few of my recent posts have revolved around how we can use ideas from games / gamification to improve certain aspects of an employee’s …

Moving Beyond Points and Badges

<b>What’s next for gamification in the workplace?</b><p><i>The following is an Op-Ed by Siddesh Bhobe, CEO of eMee – a social gamification platform based in …

The Pros and Cons of Gamification in the Classroom

There is growing acceptance of the use of digital games in the learning and discovery processes, whether to raise knowledge around school subjects, …

The Challenge of Gamification

A strategy that is gaining increasing adoption recently – in training and in many other fields – is gamification. This concept has been broadly …

Gamification Tutorial Series - Episode 1 and 2 - Gamified UK - #Gamification Expert

The beginning of June sees not only sunshine, but also a new series of short tutorial / information videos that a few people have asked me to do.<p>The …

What is Gamification?

Perhaps it might be a good idea to firstly explain what “gamification” is not. It does not involve people sitting at their desks in front of a …

How to Measure the ROI of Gamification - Gamification Co

<b>A Guide for Measuring the ROI of Gamification</b><p>Measuring ROI is an elusive task: you have external factors that affect the results; measuring the …

The Role of Gamification in the Contact Center and Back Office

Savvy executives across all industries realize the strategic value of the contact center and back-office environments as dominant players in …

Adam Penenberg: How Gamification Is Going To Change The Workplace

I recently spoke to Adam Penenberg, who is the author of the new book, <i>Play at Work: How Games Inspire Breakthrough Thinking</i> (Portfolio, 2013). Penenberg is a journalism professor at New York University and the assistant director of the Business & Economic Program and heads the department’s ethics …

Will The Power of Mobile Make Bank Branches Disappear?

The delight with the mobile channel increases with use as well, with higher frequency mobile transactors being more likely to recommend their bank …

The iWallet Is Coming

<i>Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores.</i><p>This week, Apple unveiled the first large-scale integration of iBeacon, a technology that, when coupled with their fingerprint identification system, may be another building block in building a …

The Future of Work: 8 Keys to Collaborative & Modern Leadership

“Collaboration isn’t about giving up your individuality. Quite the opposite: it’s about realizing your potential. It’s about bringing your many gifts …

How to Give Great Advice

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How many times have you offered advice only to watch that person make the opposite choice? The way we usually give advice -- by imposing our own opinion -- is often ineffective, and even harmful.<p>"Advice is not interpreted in a …

Leadership

If You're Always Giving Orders, You're Not a Great Leader

The best leaders spend five times more time teaching with questions than telling people what to do. What's your ratio?<p>Think about a leader and chances are your first image is of someone giving orders -- maybe it’s the quarterback in a huddle outlining the next play for his teammates, maybe it’s an …

Employment

Stop Me Before I “Innovate” Again!

The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> is out with a funny (and brutally honest) takedown of a word that has achieved almost-mythical status among business thinkers like me. That word is innovation, and it’s quickly losing whatever meaning it once had.<p><i>Journal</i> writer Dennis Berman begins by citing Kellogg CEO John …

4 Reasons Why Questions are a Leader's Best Friend

<i>The New Leader Tuesday series is dedicated to helping first-time, early career and even experienced professionals with a “beginner’s mind” progress</i> …